Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla Pie
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Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20-25 minutes Serves: 6
3 (9-inch) flour tortillas, white or wheat
3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/3 - 1/2 cup salsa verde or green chile marinade
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, making sure an oven rack is in the middle position. Grease a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray. Overlap and layer the three tortillas, pressing them into the dish, so that the bottom and sides of the pie plate are evenly covered with tortilla.
In a medium bowl, toss the shredded chicken with 1 cup of the cheese, cilantro, salt and pepper. Spread the chicken mixture over the tortillas in the pie plate.
In the same bowl that the chicken mixture was in, whisk together the eggs, milk, salsa, flour, baking powder; whisk until smooth. Slowly pour liquid mixture into the pie plate covering the chicken evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the surface is golden brown. Let the casserole rest 5-10 minutes before serving.